The Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy aims to promote independent critical thinking in the transformative Socratic tradition. SFCP has an international outlook and engages with others in dialogue and activities about ethical issues and the challenges of personal and public life.

About Us

SFCP was founded in 1940 and aims to promote the practice of critical philosophy through the linked activities of education and scholarship, and through training in and application of Socratic Dialogue. SFCP creates opportunities to discuss such questions as: What is the role of civil society in a modern democracy, and of individuals in the modern state? How can we build a common identity in today’s fragmented societies? How might dialogue be used as a tool to foster understanding both within and between nations and cultures?



Recent event: SD in Münster on the topic “What is it to “be valued””?

Facilitator: Angella Hodgson


Facilitator training 2013

Facilitators receiving their certificates of participation and attendance

Trustees and Associates

Charity No. 313712

Prof. Mike Cook, Chair
Dr. Michael Strain, Secretary
Angella Hodgson, Facilitator Training Co-ordinator
Dame Tamsyn Imison, Past Chair
Dorothy Moir
Jayne Crowe

Honorary Fellows
Dr. Rene Branton-Saran
Prof. Fernando Leal
Dr. Patricia Shipley

Training Consultants
Dr. Dieter Krohn
Kirsten Malmquist

Keith Martin

Financial Adviser
Kate Nathoo

International Socratic Groups:
Philosophical-Political Academy (PPA)
Society of Socratic Facilitators (GSP)

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